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Be Deep-spirited Friends

Be Deep-spirited Friends

The Christian way of doing things is the opposite of what the world things is successful. We don’t use our elbows to get ahead. And we don’t sweet talk our way to the top. Instead, we are called to love others as we love ourselves. And love does not give us permission to selfishness. Instead, it urges us to become deep-spirited friends. Wesley Hill writes “God never meant us to be purely spiritual creatures. That is why He uses material…

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Blessed Fellowship

Blessed Fellowship

Yesterday, I visited dear friends that I’ve pretty much known since childhood. What a blessing to be with people who have always been there for you no matter what and who share the most sacred thing in life: faith in Jesus Christ. As J. Vernon McGee has said “There is a brotherhood within the body of believers, and the Lord Jesus Christ is the common denominator. Friendship and fellowship are the legal tender among believers.” We truly need each other….

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Friends with Jesus

Friends with Jesus

Friendship is a beautiful thing. Having a close friend is a real blessing, don’t you think? One of those things that makes life better for sure. But being friends with Jesus is even better! How come? It is divine! I no longer call you slaves, because a master doesn’t confide in his slaves. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me. (John 15:15, NLT) What does being friends with Jesus mean? It means…

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Friends with Jesus

Friends with Jesus

Valentine’s Day is celebrated in Finland as Friends’ Day. In some ways I think it captures the heart of Valentine’s Day even better when it does not exclude all but romantic love. And having friends is one of the best things in life, don’t you think? So worth of celebrating. But just think what it would be like to be friends with Jesus? And the best news is that’s exactly what Jesus wants to be with us. You are My…

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Do You Want Jesus? Or His Blessings?

Do You Want Jesus? Or His Blessings?

Do you know Jesus? Or do you just pretend to know him? Or do you know about him but not him? Those are two utterly different things. Because if we rationalize faith we start doubting. But if we enter into the presence of God and get to know him we are filled with joyful awe and peaceful certainty. Do you hang around Jesus because you want to be blessed? Or because you want to personally know him and love him?…

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